Funny wedding poems to lighten your speech

A poem is a wonderful way to share your feelings – a sentiment echoed by Daniel Radcliffe who spent 3 or 4 years writing poetry. But poems needn’t just be sentimental and emotional; they can be funny as well.

How would you make your speech funny?

How would you make your speech funny?

Lighten the moment

My love for wedding speeches is well documented, but that doesn’t mean that I’m averse to poems! I recently went to a friend’s wedding where his best man put a funny little poem into his speech. This added a perfect touch of humour to an otherwise quite serious speech.

Here are a couple of my favourite funny wedding poems.


The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger

The story of a leaf who isn’t ready to let go from the tree

And then, high up on an icy branch, a scarlet flash.
One more leaf holding tight.
“You’re here?” called the Little Yellow Leaf.
“I am,” said the Little Scarlet Leaf.
“Like me!” said the Little Yellow Leaf.
Neither spoke.
“Will you?” asked the Little Scarlett Leaf.
“I will!” said the Little Yellow Leaf.
And one, two, three, they let go and soared.


Wedding Vow Haiku by Tracy Davidson

I promise to love
and will gladly honour you
but obey? no way!


Sweet Misery by Anonymous

When I fell in love with you,
it made a wreck of me.
I feel so dazed and dizzy
that it’s hard for me to see.
I get too hot and sweat a lot.
I hardly eat a bite.
My pulse beats like a kettle drum
and keeps me up at night.
My stomach hurts and I go down
as if I’ve got the bends.
Love’s causing me sweet misery–
I hope it never ends!


Another couple that I really liked were My Son’s Bride by Vivien Hampshire and Foxtrot from a Play by W. H. Auden – click the links and see what you think!

Pick one you think the couple will enjoy!

There are an endless number of funny wedding poems on the internet. You could even take inspiration from these ones and write one yourself to make it really personal!

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